Machinery Directive

General Information about the Machinery Directive The machinery Directive is the core European legislation, regulating mechanical engineering products. In this Directive, machinery is described as “an assembly, fitted with or intended to be fitted with a drive system other than directly applied human or animal effort, consisting of linked parts or components, at least one […]

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The (Difference in the old- and) new Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

In the new Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU every marketparticipant has his own definition. The manufacturer is the one who manufactures electrical equipment and sells this under his name or trademark. The Authorized representative is the person who is authorized by a manufacturer. The importer is a European-based natural or legal person who places electrical equipment […]

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Summary Measuring Instruments Directive 2014/32/EU

The Measuring Instruments Directive 2014/32/EU establishes the requirements that measuring instruments have to satisfy with a view to their being made available on the market and/or put into use.   Scope The Directive applies to the following measuring instruments. Water meters, gas meters and volume conversion devices, active electrical meters, thermal energy meters, measuring systems […]

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Summary Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

The Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU aims to ensure that electrical equipment on the market fulfils the requirements providing for a high level of protection of health and safety of persons, and of domestic animals and property, while guaranteeing the functioning of the internal market.   Scope The Directive 2014/35/EU shall apply to electrical equipment designed […]

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Summary ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

On the 29th of March 2014, the Official Journal published the new ATEX directive. This directive aims to introduce identical requirements for the safety of equipment for use in explosive atmospheres in every country within the European Economic Area (EEA).   Scope The Directive applies to all equipment to be used in an area where […]

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Summary EMC Directive 2014/30/EU

The new EMC Directive 2014/30/EU (Electromagnetic Compatibility) aims to ensure that electronic equipment does not exceed a certain level of electromagnetic compatibility. In other words, electronic equipment shall work as intended without generating, a certain amount of, electromagnetic disturbance that influences other products. Sometimes this disturbance cannot be avoided, just think about when you hold […]

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